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English definition of “or die in the attempt”

or die in the attempt

said when someone would do anything to achieve what they want to achieve: She'll finish the race or die in the attempt.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of or die in the attempt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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